5 Aphrodisiac Essential Oils to Spice Up Your Romance

Essential oils have various uses, including being incorporated as ingredients in cleaning products and beauty products. But did you know that some of them can be used as aphrodisiacs?

This February, invest in some essential oils to create the ideal romantic environment with your significant other or Valentine. Here are some aphrodisiacs that you can use for aromatherapy or massage oils.

By: Zeila Edrial

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1. Rose

Roses are the flowers of love. Bouquets of roses are always given out during Valentine’s Day- so why not take it a step further and add a bit of rose essential oil in a diffuser while you’re cuddled up with your significant other? Or you can wear it as a scent when you’re with your significant other. Its scent can bring your partner into a romantic mood and boost his or her libido.

2. Jasmineaphrodisiac

Jasmine essential oil can also be used as an aphrodisiac. It’s known to be used to improve mood and help relieve stress. In addition, its sweet and delicate scent can boost libido and increase a feeling of sensuality. And according to Dr. Axe, this essential oil’s nickname is the “Queen of the Night.” So if you want to get your partner into the mood, spritz a little bit of this aphrodisiac into the air or use it as a massage oil.

3. Ylang Ylang

Ylang ylang has an uplifting floral scent and can bring about a feeling of serenity. According to Quinessence Aromatherapy, these flowers are “laid out on the bed of the bride and the groom, in an attempt to stimulate passion.” If your significant other has had a rough day, help them relax with a massage while using ylang ylang essential oil.

And if you want to sport this essential oil as an everyday scent, try making your own Spring Grapefruit and Ylang Ylang Body Oil!

4. Lavenderaphrodisiac

Lavender is utilized for many different things. It is known to have calming and relaxing attributes, and can even help troubled people fall asleep. However, according to The Dreaming Earth Botanicals Blog, lavender is “one of the most potent scents to arouse men.” If you’re having a night in, you and your partner can relax together with a romantic bath while using lavender essential oil in a diffuser.

5. Sandalwood

If you’re not into the floral scents of the previous essential oils, then sandalwood is your best choice! Its woody aroma can boost people’s mood and disperse stress and tension. In addition, sandalwood oil is sometimes used in religious rituals or meditation. Or it can even be used as an ingredient in perfumes! And according to The Soulmate Experience, this essential oil is “the most potent natural aphrodisiac in aromatherapy.”

So the next time you want to have a romantic night in with your lover, try using some of these essential oils. You can relax together and open yourself up to each other to strengthen your relationship. Enhance your connection with one another by incorporating these aphrodisiacs into a massage or a candle.

What are some of your favorite aphrodisiacs? Let us know in the comments below!

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Zeila Edrial is a Print Journalism graduate from Cal State University, Fullerton. She is a lifestyle and pop culture writer. If she’s not at home reading or playing video games, she can be found attending concerts and exploring new food places. You can follow her adventures on Instagram @misszeila.